YEREVAN—A controversial process ostensibly aimed at normalizing relations between Armenia and Turkey will come to an end with year 2010, the Director of the Dzidzernagapert Genocide Museum Institute in Armenia told reporters on Monday.
“The [Armenia-Turkey] protocols have already lost their value as a result of Turkey’s behavior and cannot serve as a basis for any further process,” Demoyan said, adding that if a similar process starts in the future, there should be a new document on the table.
According to Demoyan, the suspension of the documents on April 23, was predictable, logical, and stemmed from Turkey’s attempt to link the normalization of its relations with Armenia to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the Armenian Genocide.
“Turkey tried to gain leverage in the Karabakh issue in Azerbaijan’s favor; it tried to present the idea of a commission of historians as an agreement on the closure of the issue of genocide and it still attempts to consolidate the borders with which the two states joined the UN,” Demoyan said.
“Turkey did not ratify the agreements because Ankara “understood it would not get the bonuses it expected,” he added.